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Career Opportunities

Graduates from Whitworth's biology department are qualified to enter positions in the areas of healthcare, pharmaceuticals, education, environmental science, and publishing, as well as to participate in related research opportunities. Students are also prepared for careers in the areas of pre-professional health study of medicine, nursing, dentistry, physical therapy and veterinary science. Dedicated professors offer interdisciplinary, hands-on training in all science fields, while Whitworth's strong liberal-arts curriculum provides students the broad knowledge base, critical thinking/communication skills and multicultural literacy to succeed in today's rapidly changing world.

Our graduates have found employment in the following companies, organizations, and positions, among others:

  • Jones Environmental, Inc. (environmental testing)
  • Stanford University Medical Center
  • Edith Angel Environmental Research Center
  • United States Navy Medical Service Corps
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Kamaile Elementary School
  • Eskimo village of Koliganek
  • Scripps Institute of Oceanography
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital
  • Signature Genomics
  • Pharmaceutical sales
  • Research scientist at University of Washington
  • Anatomical/clinical pathology at University of Washington
  • Cornerstone Medical Clinic
  • Physical therapist
  • Sterling International
  • OHSU Primate Research Lab
  • Regenstrief Institute

Our graduates have also been accepted into graduate/professional schools including the following:

  • California State University, Long Beach
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Creighton University
  • Eastern Washington University
  • George Washington University
  • Indiana University
  • Loma Linda School of Medicine
  • Miami University (Ohio)
  • Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Nova Southeastern University (osteopathic medicine)
  • St. Louis School of Medicine
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Pacific Dental School
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
  • University of Washington School of Dentistry
  • University of Washington School of Medicine
  • University of Washington School of Pharmacy
  • Washington State University